Having recently acheived charitable status, the English Wikipedia are now looking to overcome the challenges that come with continuing growth and professionalisation. To this end, the current Board will soon be starting to advertise for expressions of interest in becoming a Trustee.
Presently, the Board is mainly composed of people who are active editors of one or more of the Wikimedia projects. However, they would particularly like to encourage new trustees who have valuable skills and experience – regardless of whether they are currently involved in the Wikimedia movement. The only essentials are commitment to their vision of making the world’s knowledge freely available to all, and an understanding of the dynamics of a charity that relies on a community of volunteers for its impact. They value increasing Board diversity and in particular encourage female candidates to apply.
If you are interested in this role or know someone else who might be you can find out more here: http://blog.wikimedia.org.uk/2012/01/could-you-help-lead-one-of-britains-newest-and-fastest-growing-charities/